Nintendo has responded to this month's NPD report and dished out some impressive statistics about its platforms and games.
Good job Nintendo, I luv u.
Happy for Nintendo. It's an important pillar for this industry. A gen where PS4 is #1 and Nintendo is #2 would be fantastic.
I'm thinking the PS4 hype train will run out of steam and all three consoles will be very close by the end of the year. This is really the best thing that could happen for gamers just not for the fanboys...
142K for Wii U in June I'm hearing... EDIT: 140K, again, that seems to be the correct number. Either way, the console surpassed the 100K barrier in a non-holiday month, so it's acceptable.
Good job Nintendo. Still gotta get me a WiiU to sit beside my PS4 and Xb1.
I gotta get a ps4 to sit beside my wii u and xbox1 lol
Good job nintendo I stuck by you since day one and I see a great bright future ahead.
This generation is just eerily similar to the sixth generation. GameCube kept fighting on with great Nintendo games, Xbox had its niche with Halo, and PS2 dominated the rest. I can see a similar scenario with the Wii U/Xb1/PS4, albeit with not quite as large a margin of victory in Sony's case.
3rd party games seem a little weak this gen. The ps2 had way better games and less dead 3rd party franchises. The ps2 was the beginning of the end for a few big franchises. It also had ff7 which was the best ff for casuals. The ps2 would have double the sales much like how the wii double the sales of the ps3. It really looks like sony may run out of gas. If 3rd party don't really start picking up the slack. Sure tons of sony fans are loving the line up but what about the people that don't. You know the other 72 million gamers who haven't committed to get a ps4 yet. Then I look at the nintendo line up and zelda looks like another world... the spin off is looking amazing and people are starting to like where it is going. Smash is a no brainer. Star fox is coming! Fatal frame and x are coming. Mario kart will continue to sell. The mario maker is exactly what we all needed! Then nintendo makes a fun fps?! Spaltoon! Lots of people are excited over that. Then there is the Bayo deal with 2 games. The unified account is coming and it seems a new handheld would soon be following that announcement. Now if Nintendo bought out capcom and made them not suck then I'm not sure I would miss sony that much. They simply ignore the type of games I like. So yeah some of the ps4 stuff looked cool but it is going to play pretty boring or not be fun.
It's been 8 freaking months, how are 3rd party games weak. People you're comparing an entire 6+ years to 8 months for the PS4/XBO and 20 months for the Wii U. There's no way there's going to be a ton of amazing content it's going to take at least 2 years before these consoles a flourishing with games every month, it's always been like that.
Well first of all, FF7 was on the original PlayStation. Not PS2. I won't necessarily disagree with your assessment of third party games but the truth is if you look back in the PS2's first year it was pretty barren also. It really wasn't until GTA3 and MGS 2 (exclusive at the time) that they took off. The third parties helped Sony, but let's not forget why there were so many third party games on the PS2 to begin with, because their install base was five times as large as everyone else! Why not make a game for 100+ million PS2 users instead of spending money for the 20-25 million Xbox users. It was just a generation completely dominated by Sony. I'm not saying this will be quite that "bad", but neither Nintendo or MS can afford to let this margin of victory continue for much longer. When 4 million console leads become 10-15 million there will be major issues.
Oh so I presume Dragon age origins is a dried out game or far cry 4? What about all the good games coming out on ps4 later this year? Are thy somehow forgotten? Yes you may not like theur line up but dont confuse your own taste and opinion with weather or not games are good. If you ask me the ps4 lineup is better and more varied. Little big plant- creative fun game... dragon age origins- epic rpg... Witcher 3 bound to be amazing... Destiny- rpg shooter & farcry . Driveclub- nice looking racer. Gtav with all dlc and better graphics as well as some new features. Tropico 5 a fun strategy game. Nba 2k15 a good basketball game. Some of this genres arent even found on nintendo consoles and I believe the ps4 offers way more variety. But hey each to their own.
It's not the quantity it's the sheer lack of faith in the 3rd parties for me. It's been getting worst and worst. Usually a systematic roll out of first party games would peak my interest yet sony is just not the same. Killzone has the power to be a great game but wasn't that much better than the last one and then all of this we want wii owners. I don't buy a sony console for casual games I need some real games like most. The tech hype just isn't doing it for me. I think i just simply know better than to believe that after 3 consoles that sorta fudge their power potential. After seeing what is selling I think things will get worst for 3rd parties. Sonys 1st party games are my only hope for buying a ps4 and I'm not liking what I see. Oh I'm patient but sony needs to know we need more games types. I mean fun addictive challenging games. E3 was their chance to show me something to wait on. It didn't happen. It's just like people with Nintendo fatigue. So I'm expecting a new arcade tnmt from konami lol. Einhander and a Joust lol. I really miss the variety back then.
Happy to see MK8 have a bigger effect that Pikmin and even 3DW. Now market it to death Nintendo. There is nothing that will move units until Smash Bros but maybe if they released that rumored Virtual Console subscription service some people would jump on Wii U for the nostalgia and then discover all the great games on it. A $19.99 Player's Choice line with great games like W101, Pikmin, Lego City, etc wouldn't hurt either.
Mario Kart 8 - physical + digital, 885K. Holy Moley!!!!!
Wiiu comeback is on. If only they had brought out some games in July or August to build on the momentum. Next game is Hyrule Warriors which may move some hardware to the uneducated who think its the next Zelda game. Still, good times for Nintendo.
Even the educated are going to be wanting this game, because it seems as though they keep on improving upon it.
I'm not saying its a bad looking game but a lot of folks are waiting for Zelda to drop before picking up a WiiU, this may be Zelda to some folks. Still gonna be my first foray into Musoa teritory as I am an unashamed Zelda fan who would pretty much buy any game with Link in it.
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